Staying with the precedent set for 2013 and continued for 2014 here are my reflections of 2015. In many respects it’s been an exceptional year and although there has been some sadness there hasn’t been the uptick that you might have expected as my friends, colleagues and relations all get older. Continue reading
We were invited to a wedding, Sat 12 Dec 15. It was Juni’s cousin’s son whom we knew quite well so we had a mind to go. Problem was it was in Surabaya, East Java. Rather a long way to go just for a family event. So we decided to make a holiday of it. Continue reading
Last month we were in Australia. It wasn’t a big trip by some people’s standards but it was 3 weeks, we haven’t had a 3 week holiday for ages, and it was Australia which is a long way away. We went to see number 1 son who’s a police officer in Fremantle. Continue reading
There’s an app you can get in Cambridge to tell you where your nearest bus options are and to plan bus trips across the county. It’s a bit clunky and it doesn’t seem to include the guided bus so I don’t use it much but it does tell me that from where I live it’s 0.4 miles (curious mixture of the metric and traditional) to the nearest stop in the village which will get me a citi 8 to Cambridge and, interestingly only 0.2 miles further in the other direction to the Girton Farm stop for the citi 6. But sadly it doesn’t tell me how far it is to the guided bus stop in the village but MayMyRun tells me it’s about 2km and that’s where I headed off to last night. Continue reading
I do like my coffee. With a croissant for breakfast, mid morning or after lunch. Frequently this means that I’m in Caffe Nero or Costa Coffee. I’ve got a loyalty card for each of them but if there’s a choice I’ll always got to Caffe Nero. Why? Continue reading
I’ve just come back from Heathrow where I’ve been seeing my son off on an SQ flight to Perth. He’s emigrating, taking a job with the Perth police so it’s been a tough experience. Continue reading
Wednesday, 28 May 14: the problem with the weather at the moment is that it’s great for growing: plenty of rain, enough warmth and long hours of daylight so everywhere’s green and today’s typical. It’s been raining overnight and it’s an overcast sky but I’m sat in First Class on the 0745 Cambridge to King’s Cross.